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Gameday: Phillies (71-57) at Padres (76-51)

Posted by Michael Baumann, Sat, August 28, 2010 03:02 PM | Comments: 174
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Philadelphia Phillies (71-57) at San Diego Padres (76-51)washington-nationals-logo

Joe Blanton, RHP (5-6, 5.32 ERA) vs. Jon Garland, RHP (13-8, 3.25 ERA)

Time: 4:10 EDT, Petco Park
Weather:
Cloudy, 64
TV: Fox
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When Jimmy Rollins slid past Yorvit Torrealba in the 12th inning last night, the Phillies achieved something historic. On August 10, the Braves beat Houston 4-2, while the Phillies went down 15-9 to Los Angeles in a wild game that ended with pinch-hitter Cole Hamels popping out to left. Until last night, that was the last time the Braves and Phillies had both played on the same night with different results. Now, the Phillies stand only two games back of Atlanta, ready to take another crack at the NL-leading Padres.

It’s truly remarkable that the Phillies won last night, considering that the Padres have far and away the best bullpen in baseball. No other bullpen has a lower ERA, more strikeouts, or a lower opponent batting average. You all know all-star closer Heath Bell, but four Padres relievers (of which Bell is not one) have a WHIP under 1.000. Bell is one of four relievers to post an ERA under 2.00 in more than 20 appearances. And for you Chase Utley/Ryan Howard/Raul Ibanez/Dom Brown fans, San Diego LOOGY Joe Thatcher’s WHIP is 0.671. That’s right, he allows roughly half as many baserunners per inning as starter Jon Garland. Better hope the Phillies get to Garland early.

Today’s lineup: Rollins SS, Polanco 3B, Utley 2B,Howard 1B, Werth RF, Ibanez LF, Victorino CF, Schneider C, Blanton P

Your Gameday Beer – Brasserie de Rochefort 10

Coors  OriginalThe ultimate beer produced by one of the seven Trappist breweries in Europe. Rochefort 10 is a dark, superlatively smooth ale best enjoyed warm. At 11.3% ABV, it’s not for the faint of heart, but it’s not super-high-grav for super-high-grav’s sake: Beeradvocate ranks it as the sixth-best beer on Earth, making it the highest-quality beer I’ve ever tasted personally. -By Michael

GO PHILLIES!

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Michael Baumann has written 229 articles on Phillies Nation.

Michael is a graduate student at Temple University who lost his childlike innocence when, at the age of 6, his dad let him stay up for the end of Game 6 of the 1993 World Series. Unsettled by the Phillies' recent success, he has threatened over the years to leave the team he loves if they don't start losing again, but has so far been unable to follow through. Michael spent 4 years as an undercover agent in Braves territory at the University of South Carolina, where he covered football and soccer for The Daily Gamecock before moving back up north. He began writing for The Phrontiersman in June 2009 before moving to Phillies Nation in January 2010.

 
 
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Garland gets a hit and an rbi

    no folks we dont make this crap up as we go along

    welcome to the twilight zone

     
  • Posts: 0 Keegan

    Well, if he gives up a run to the other pitcher…never mind.

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    lol the pitcher……..get out of the inning joe!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    VIC!

    I was about to say pass that bacardi over here

     
  • Posts: 0 Adam

    Typical Joe Blanton, typical Phillies. Unreal how many pitchers get hits off of the Phillies. Anyone realize that there have been a grand total of three x-tra base hits in this series? Can you imagine if the Phils lineup played 81 games at Petco?

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    nice play vic!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Miked63

    thanks for runnin on flyin padres , dude was out by a zip code !

    the 3rd base coach did us a favor , why did he send him ?

    didn’t they do theyre homework ?

     
  • Posts: 0 Keegan

    Maybe Howard sees Garland and draws the cut off throw? Maybe Howard also saw that Hundley was a slow ass mofo and Vic had him dead to rights…freaking Fox.

     
  • Posts: 0 Keegan

    Bunting the runner over! Usually I would be ok with that…fundamental…but AGAIN, its Polanco. Our best hitter. Why?

     
  • Posts: 0 Miked63

    Remember when charlie never played small ball ?
    forced to now with this slump , i like it .

     
  • Posts: 0 Keegan

    I feel a two run jack coming.

     
  • Posts: 0 biz

    God, I hate Blanton. You go after the pitcher, you don’t try and get cute with him.

     
  • Posts: 0 Miked63

    How bout Keegan bringin out the slow ass mofo —– nice ………

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    bad call

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    2 shots of jack?
    gotta reach lower on the shelf
    black velvet anyone?

     
  • Posts: 0 Miked63

    damm !—– i thought he got that one at first .

     
  • Posts: 0 Adam

    Utley’s fire after that strikeout was overwhelming

     
  • Posts: 0 Miked63

    andrew —– slide the tequilla sunrise over , right there behind the jar of pickled eggs you’ll find the md/2020. Remember that $hit ?

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    the gameday beer should be milwaukees best light
    every day
    i drank mad dog 2020 in the 80s

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    another activist umpire
    throw him out or dont
    but lets cut the crap no one is paying to see you or watching the game to see you

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    SIT DOWN MEAT!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 biz

    I watch the games specifically to see the umps.

     
  • Posts: 0 biz

    Anyone else bothered by Werth’s body language? He looks like he has better things to do.

     
  • Posts: 0 Adam

    Forget body language. The guy takes first pitch fastballs like it is his job. He may as well start every count down 0-1 before he steps in. He is also in pull off mode right now.

     
  • Posts: 0 Adam

    Wow horrendous first swing. Garland could underhand it to Werth and Werth would still pull off. This middle of the lineup is doing a bang up job today

     
  • Posts: 0 Miked63

    adam , i’m glad you brought that up . I know our team is low key , but did you notice how intense the padres were last nite ? Everytime you saw a shot of them they were goin nuts in the dugout. I think this relates to why its so hard to get back to the world series 2 times let alone 3 times in a row. When your the champs everyone’s gunnin for you
    don’t you expect every team we play to give us theyre best. Combine that with an older team comin off three long seasons in a row and its easier for fans to try and understand the grind of 162 games and playoffs. Everyone goin overboard should sit back and look at where were at considering the injurys and be happy. I know one of you guys knows where we were the last couple years in the standings on aug 28th . ????????????

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    2 more months of werth
    im gonna enjoy them
    as best i can. just dont get thrown out at second on an intentional walk

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    now this is what I am talkin bout willis

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    VIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Adam

    Shano raising that paulty .220 left handed average today!!! Somebody showed up.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    thank god lidge is availble today

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    NEED AT LEAST A SAC FLY!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 pheeling it

    shane

     
  • Posts: 0 biz

    Vic making a case for an Ashburn!

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    LETS GOOOOOO NATION!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    have to hit for blanton here?

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    C-MON SWEENY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    HMMMMMMMMMMM

     
  • Posts: 0 Lefty

    Oh man for a minute there, I actually thought he was going to let Blanton hit! whew

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    thank you Carlos
    MVP every year.
    hope the fans can understand that

     
  • Posts: 0 Miked63

    the situation right now with the strategy is why i hate the dh so much

    way to hustle old man sweeney !—– great take out chooch !

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    THATS HOW YOU DO IT!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    WATCH THE SPEED!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    HAD TO COME BACK ON -THATS WHY I LOVE BASEBALL………….THE MAN IS GIVING 2000% FOR THIS TEAM………..LOVE IT!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 biz

    Chooch should get the RBI. That was a dead DP ball.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    I cant watch american league
    it really is so boring. Cant understand why they ever went to the dh

    are people really that stupid that they like a softball league? why not use aluminum bats?

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    GUYS WE HAVE A 2-RUN LEAD………….WOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Miked63

    hey biz , are you from pa ? ( bucks county ) i knew a guy we called biz i lost contact with i think he lives in fla now ( longshot but askin anyway)

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    3 runs on 3 hits
    talkin about making it

     
  • Posts: 0 JAY-AKA-PHILLYBOY

    SIDE NOTE-ROAD FANS FOR THE PHILLIES HAS BEEN GREAT!

     
 
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